On Friday September 16th the British Library hosted a one day study day on Science Fiction. The first round table discussion concerned ‘Modern Utopia: what is ideal?’. Speakers included Maya Oppenheimer (London Consortium), Dan Smith (Chelsea College of Art), Natalia Budanova (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Matthew Beaumont (UCL) and was chaired by the Professor of Russian Art at the Courtauld, Dr. John Milner. The event was held to support the library’s ‘Out of this World’ exhibition and to explore the ways in which science fiction has inspired and impacted research and study across a wide range of disciplines. Full programme details here: http://www.bl.uk/whatson/events/sciencefictionstudydayprogramme.pdf